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Curry jail has 43 virus positives


October 11, 2020

CLOVIS — The Curry County jail has become a hot spot for COVID-19.

Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said 43 positive detainee COVID tests have been received in the past 36 hours. Pyle said the facility on Thursday night had 64 inmates who have tested positive for the virus.

The county on Thursday reported 65 new COVID cases, the most in a single day since the pandemic began. It wasn’t immediately clear how many of those 65 were from the detention center.

Pyle said none of the detention center employees have tested positive.

No new cases were confirmed Friday afternoon, according to jail officials.

Jail officials have reopened the annex to help prevent spread. All new intakes are being housed in the annex.

Also Pyle said all detainee work programs have been terminated.


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